Two arrested after three-county pursuit

A driver who fled a traffic stop Monday in Piatt County and reached speeds of up to 135 miles per hour on Interstate 72 was eventually caught after abandoning a stolen rental car in Springfield.

Financial picture solid for Monticello schools

At the midway point of its fiscal year, the financial picture for the Monticello school district is close to what district officials expected. That according to Superintendent Vic Zimmerman, who updated the school board at its Jan. 20 meeting.

Monticello author to hold book signings

Monticello author Jaleigh Johnson will hold a book signing for the first book of her fantasy trilogy series from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Busey Bank, 23011 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign.

Long history of building as a bank likely over

The northwest corner of Washington and State streets in Monticello was home to a myriad of businesses from 1872 through 1924, including a post office, barbers, grocers and the Moore Opera House.

D-W approves purchase of working cash bonds

Taxes will increase again for DeLand-Weldon School Board residents.

1927 sports artifact found at MHS

No one knows how long it sat unnoticed in a Monticello High School athletic storage room, but a 69-year-old framed artifact celebrating the school’s undefeated 1927 football team was definitely made to last.

Paper roller coasters a hit at MMS

It isn’t something Samantha Shores has seen very often in her three-year teaching career.

“It’s like a race to the door,” she said.

Funding for colleges aim of new legislation

There’s another option for legislators to consider in the effort to find funding for Illinois higher education.

Turner will be new MHS assistant principal

A nine-year Monticello High School instructor has been tabbed as the new assistant principal and district activities director.

Fifth grade musical is this Saturday in Cerro Gordo

Cerro Gordo fifth grade students will present “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale For Mr. Dickens Jr.” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 in the middle school gymnasium.

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